AFC Notes: Browns, Chargers, Colts



Browns GM John Dorsey told reporters that he had coffee with Giants GM Dave Gettleman Monday morning, but didn’t discuss any draft trades.

Actually I had coffee with Dave this morning, but we really didn’t bring that up,” Dorsey said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Just talked. Asked how our summers were. How was your fall offseason?

When asked if they discuss a potential trade for Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr, Dorsey said he couldn’t comment on that due to tampering rules.

“Unfortunately I’ll say this again. He’s with another team, so I really can’t say anything about him. I can’t do it,” Dorsey said.

  • Later on in the day, Dorsey joined the NFL Network and was once again asked about Beckham Jr and offered an interesting response: “Jarvis Landry was his teammate and Adam Henry was his coach, but I can’t talk about the player (OBJ).” (Andrew Siciliano)
  • A source close to the situation tells Mary Kay Cabot that the Browns still have “sincere interest” in Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield after he has a “great” private workout for the team last week.
  • Cabot says that Mayfield is still legitimately in the discussion for the Browns at No. 1 or No. 4 overall, depending on when/if they select a quarterback.


  • Eric Williams of ESPN thinks the Chargers want free agent S Tre Boston back, but at the right price.
  • As for suspended DT Corey Liuget, Williams reports that the Chargers haven’t discussed either releasing him or restructuring his contract as of now. In fact, Williams doesn’t think Liuget will be going anywhere, despite the four-game suspension he received last week.


  • Colts owner Jim Irsay said of QB Andrew Luck: “All indicators are healing is going really well and we feel optimistic that he’s turned the corner and has a full decade ahead of him of excellence.” (Andrew Walker)
  • As for their draft plans at No. 6 overall, Irsay said: “We could go pass rusher, we could go franchise running back, we could go offensive lineman.” Irsay added that they really don’t feel pressure to go one direction or another. (Andrew Walker)
  • Regarding Josh McDaniels backing out of the deal to be the Colts’ head coach, Irsay said he really just felt back for GM Chris Ballard: “I felt mostly bad for Chris (Ballard) . … He had put a lot into it. … I just tried to say, ‘Look: it happens. I wish it didn’t, but it happens.’” (Andrew Walker)